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John Wayne Pioneer Trail name could change

FILE - Bike riders cycle on the abandoned railway called the John Wayne Trail near Rosalia. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE - Bike riders cycle on the abandoned railway called the John Wayne Trail near Rosalia. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Two popular cross-state trails may be renamed. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is considering consolidating and changing the names of the Iron Horse State Park Trail and the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

The department is asking for public comment. The two trails are technically one trail, according to a department news release. The eastern portion, from the Columbia River to the Idaho border, is known as the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

“Determining one name for the trail will help eliminate confusion,” said Randy Kline, Statewide Trails Coordinator, in a news release.

Park’s staff have recommended several names.

To comment and learn more, visit bit.ly/TrailRename. Comments may also be directed to Kline, project lead, at randy.kline@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8632.

The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. on May 4.

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